Daily Archives: Friday August 13th, 2021

Welcome back to a new semester!

Dear all, Welcome back to a new semester!

As you know, the Municipality of Bergen has tightened the rules again after the infection increase. You now have to wear a face mask where it is not possible to keep a distance, and home office is recommended for employees who are dependent on public transport as far as possible (see also email I sent out on Wednesday).

When it comes to teaching, UiB follows the plan to have as much on campus teaching as possible. The measures will apply until 22 August.

It is time to apply for funding from UiB/MED for research infrastructure. Unfortunately, this year it will not be possible to apply for top funding for the establishment of projects that have recently received funding through the NFR infrastructure scheme. The call for proposals is divided into two categories, main projects (0.5-4 Mio NOK) and pilot projects (up to NOK 200,000). Application criteria and guidelines can be found here Søknadskriterier og veileder forskningsinfrastruktur. The department must rank the applications, therefore the deadline for sending the application to me is set to 3.9.2021.

Infrastructure that benefits several people will be given priority. You have to use the application form Søknadsskjema


Enhet for læring sitt tilbud HØSTEN 2021

Enhet for læring tilbyr flere kurs som ledd i sitt pedagogiske kompetansehevingstilbud til fakultetets ansatte.

Det er ledig plass på alle kursene, så her er det førstemann til mølla.


  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Health Sciences (PHDPED900) – For PhD candidates and Post doctors, 5 ects credits.
  • Kurs i praksisveiledning (MEDPVEIL602) – gir 2-3 stp. uttelling som del av utdanningsfaglig basiskompetanse
  • Journal Club – medisinsk og helsefaglig pedagogisk forskning (PHDMED901) – drøfting av utvalgte artikler og relevans for eget pedagogisk arbeid.
  • Webinarrekken Pedagogisk Påfyll har et variert program. Arrangeres én gang i måneden, kl. 15-16, på Zoom.
    • Å sette fjes på diagnosen – digitale pasienthistorier som virkemiddel
    • Bruk av polls i undervisningen 
    • Hva skal til for å bli merittert underviser?
    • Hva har valg av vurderingsform å si for utdanningskvalitet?
    • Hopp, men hvor høyt? Om grensene mellom undervisning og underholdning
  • Workshops i pedagogiske mapper. Velg mellom 9/9 og 23/11 (kl. 9-12)

For mer informasjon og påmelding: https://www.uib.no/med/enhetforl%C3%A6ring/144384/aktiviteter-ved-enhet-l%C3%A6ring-h%C3%B8sten-2021


The first public defences of the autumn are approaching. In this connection, we are now sending information about the decommissioning in the future. Please note that the infection situation in Bergen is unstable and there may be changes at short notice if the authorities report new measures.


We are now opening to the public at the public defences, with some restrictions. There is limited capacity in the auditoriums and we must comply with the “academic meter” in the same way as in teaching. Therefore, we will still only advertise the digital meeting room in the lookup, but the candidate/environment may invite people to come up to the capacity of the auditorium. There will also be a requirement that a list of attendees are kept for potential infection tracking. The list should be kept for a fortnight and then deleted. The main supervisor is responsible for infection control. In public defences with the audience in the hall, the possibility of questions from the digital audience is turned off.

Opposition and streaming

For autumn 2021, MED is still facilitating digital opposition. Opponents from outside Norway are not currently invited here. This has been decided in dialogue with the heads of department, but we will reconsider when the Government initiates stage 4 of the reopening. As a general rule, candidates who are staying abroad will also defend digitally this autumn. If individual candidates wish to come to Bergen, they must examine the entry rules themselves from where they are staying and bear the risk and possibly the cost of quarantine hotels. Opponents from Norway can come to Bergen if they wish, but we encourage everyone to look closely at the development of infection in Bergen and at the place of departure and make their assessments accordingly, even if one is vaccinated.

All public defences will continue to be streamed. Even where we have two Norwegian opponents and an audience in the audience, the public defence will nevertheless be streamed, both to make our public defence available to more people and to be able to easily turn into digital/hybrid public defences if one of the participants ends up in quarantine or for other reasons has to participate digitally.